Do you ever doubt yourself?
Do you doubt you can complete whatever it is you've set out to do?
We all do it.
In fact, it is perfectly normal.
We all face self-doubt at some point in our life.
But it can be a real struggle, at least for some of us.
When you lack confidence in your abilities – it keeps you from doing what we want to do and reaching your goals. When this happens, it's time to take action and work towards overcoming it. We need no to work on increasing our self-confidence.
But how do you do that?
Saying "You need to be more confident" is one thing; actually doing it can be difficult, but it can be done.
I'm serious. As weird as this sounds, it can actually work. When we act confident, we can trick our minds into becoming a more confident person. Stand up tall, talk with conviction, and take some action. Act like a confident person until you become just that.
Find A Cheerleader
If you thrive on praise and get a significant boost in confidence whenever you are complimented, find yourself a cheerleader. Talk to a friend, find an accountability partner, or hire a coach. Let them know that you work well with praise and ask them to cheer you on as you work on building your confidence.
Do Something Challenging
Setting and achieving a goal is another big confidence booster. Challenge yourself. It doesn't matter what the challenge is or what area of your life it applies to. Then tackle it, fearlessly and relentlessly. Reaching your goal will increase your confidence and positively impact all areas of your life.
Try these three ideas to see if you can use them to boost your confidence whenever you face a challenge.
Don't stop there… throughout your daily life, pay attention to your confidence. When you find yourself slipping back into self-doubt, focus on a confidence-building activity. It won't take you long to get out of the habit of doubting yourself and becoming the confident and productive person you've always wanted to be.